AIFD Newsletter
January 25, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Cajun/Zydeco Class Wk 3
Sharon DJs, David Liang assists.
Sharon CasteelDavid LiangEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by David Liang.

Franklin HoustonLisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Franklin Houston and Lisa Horn-Dielman return for the third week of their 4-week course on Cajun and Zydeco couple dances. They'll do quick reviews of Baisse Bas, Cajun Waltz & Two-Step, and basic Zydeco, followed by introductions to the Whiskey River Jitterbug and Zydeco Two-Step that were presented at Texas Camp.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:35 (just after announcements) and will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, January 18, 7-9:45 pm.
Admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Jan 11 - Feb 1:
**Four Week Cajun and Zydeco Class**

ZydecoStarting January 11 through February 1, at 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Franklin Houston and Lisa Horn-Dielman will teach the Cajun and Zydeco dances that were taught at Texas Camp by Michael Seider!! This will be a great time to learn and enjoy these dances if you didn’t attend Texas Camp! More details to come!

Valentine tree Feb 15:
Valentines Day Dance!!

Come and celebrate this day (one day late) with your friends at AIFD!! We will have LIVE MUSIC with La Strada (because we LOVE them). We will have lots of kisses -- the chocolate kind! Wearing something RED is optional, but fun!

March 14 - 17:
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!

San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalJose Angel Perez Fumero and Elsa Morales Perera: Canary Islands.
Michael Ginsburg: Balkan.
Andy Taylor-Blenis: international, Scottish, and Mexican.
Mihai David: Romanian.

Registration is now open!!!
Link of the week:
Austin Contra Dancers.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD's photo albums.
AIFD Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
Austin Barn Dancers
Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center.
Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play. Contact Dale Rempert at or visit for more information.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-9:30
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Clickety Cloggers - Austin
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, January 23rd: 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi Dancers7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.
January 23rd: All instruments and dancers welcome.

Sunday, January 27th:
San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance!!

United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666.
LIVE MUSIC: Don't Messa With Vanessa; Vanessa Gordon (fiddle and piano), Jerry Hagins (banjo) and Tim Keough (guitar).
CALLING: Ann Jenneman,
$10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students.
More info at

Sunday, March 3rd: Slavic Marti Gras!
2-7pm, at Live Oak Brewing, 1615 Crozier Ln, Del Valle, TX, 78617. Hosted by Flying Balalaika Brothers!!! For more details, check out the event webpage. Want to be part of this event as a sponsor, vendor, or helper? Contact

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